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Mission Brief, Wild Honey to clash in Moni Maker

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
When Mission Brief finished second in the Hambletonian and Wild Honey took the Hambletonian Oaks, they solidified their credentials as harness racing's top 3-year-old filly trotters. However, the two didn't face each other on Hambletonian Day.   They'll take care of that little omission Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino when they clash in the $174,000 Moni Maker. The even...
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Modern Legend sidelined by shin injury

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Modern Legend, the upset winner of the 2014 Canadian Pacing Derby for breeder-owner-trainer David Drew of St. Catharines, Ont., has been sidelined by a shin injury.   Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider published the following explanation from Drew: "Unfortunately we ran into some coughing and nasal discharge in June so we ended up backing off and then starting to train down again ab...
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Blue Chip announces $100,000 Challenge

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
As the industry continues to search for ways to address the foal crop crisis, Blue Chip Farms has decided to do its part to further increase the opportunity for yearling buyers by offering a $100,000 incentive to winners of the already enhanced $600,000 Breeders Crown races for 2 year olds in2016. The Blue Chip Breeders Crown $100K Challenge is as beautiful as it is simple. Buy a Blue Chip ...
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Dean talks about "Thisorthat," Split The House

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
For James "Friday" Dean, Saturday can't come soon enough. Stealing headlines with freshman pacer Thisorthat Hanover since her racing debut in June, Dean's filly is poised to strike next in the first division of the Eternal Camnation Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. He also will send out Split The House in Saturday night's Battle of the Brandywine.   When Dean and long time...
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Buckeye Classic sale catalogs now available

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Sale catalogs are now available for the inaugural Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale in Springfield OH. Conducted by the Hoosier Classic Sale Company of Indiana, the auction will be held Wednesday Sept. 30, at the Champions Expo Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds. 190 yearlings have been catalogued with 136 by Ohio sires, 50 by Indiana sires, 2 by Pennsylvania sires, and 2 by Ontario. Many o...
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Enjoying life with D'One, Magic Tonight

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Caretakers Malin Boman-Friberg and Viktor Flink-Ideborn enjoy special connections with their horses, D'One and Magic Tonight. It goes beyond simply sharing winning moments.   Boman-Friberg was the caretaker of retired Swedish star Giant Diablo, who is the mother of D'One. Giant Diablo is history's fastest female trotter thanks to her 1:50.1 win in the 2007 Allerage Farms Open Trot a...
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Isle of Capri series to return in 2016 at Pompano

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
A reminder to horsemen that the 2015-16 live racing season at the Isle Casino Pompano Park is quickly approaching, with opening night slated for Sunday, Oct. 4.   Stall applications have generated a lot of interest, with many horsemen looking to take advantage of the racing opportunities in sunny South Florida this winter. A reminder that stall applications are due by Friday, Aug.&n...
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Hannah Miller headed to Spain in September

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
According to the rules of the recently completed nine-leg North American Amateur Drivers Series held at Monticello Raceway, one of the top three finishers in the series finale, dubbed "the Don Quixote Trot” would be eligible to represent the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) when they compete in a USA vs. Spain Friendship Competition in Mallorca, Spain in late September...
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Riegle Memorial at Great Darke County fair

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio, on Friday night (Aug. 21) for The Great Darke County Fair's annual race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday (Aug. 22), afternoon and night, and on Thursday (Aug. 27) and Friday (Aug. 28) in the afternoon and night. Afternoon post times are 1 p.m. except for Aug. 22, when it will be at 12 noon. Please note that on Aug. 21 post time is 5:30 p.m. with 19 race...
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Empire Breeders Classics Sunday at Tioga

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Top New York-sired 3-year-old pacers will contest a pair of Empire Breeders Classic finals on Sunday (August 23) at Tioga Downs, while the 2015 renewal of the Roll With Joe attracted a half-dozen veteran pacers.   Pacing fillies vie for $269,000 in their Empire Breeders Classic event (race 6), and Divine Caroline (post 2) has been installed the 2-1 morning line favourite. The daught...
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Super Stakes Saturday in new Weekend Preview!

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
There's racing galore this weekend, with much of the action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for its Super Stakes Saturday card that wraps up the racetrack's weeklong 50th birthday celebration, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the 411 you want to know. Driver Corey Callahan told Kathy Parker what his hopes are for Dude's The Man as they try and topple the odds-on fa...
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Travel Playlist, Joe Larry N Curly win NYSS

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Thursday night hosted the $151,624 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Travel Playlist (Andy Miller, $2.90) fooled very few in the opening ($75,112) division, two-moving before busing the race wide open (:27.4, :57.4, 1:27, 1:54.3). Seated third early from post position five, the odds-on number worked around early leader Red Ro...
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All Bets Off, Limelight Beach head Prix d'Ete

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke Stable entry of All Bets Off and Limelight Beach headline many of the top four-year-olds in harness racing that have entered the $200,000 second annual renewal of the Prix d'Ete Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R.   Canada's premier pacing event for many years, the Hippodrome 3R management revived the race last year for four-year-old only as part of the Grand Circuit and in 2...
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Easy as ABC in Saratoga open trot

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
ABC Muscles Boy (ABC Garland) pulled off an upset in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday night.   The 4-year-old trotter finished fourth in his lone local try in the trotting feature back in June and returned to the Spa to compete in Tuesday's $18,000 Open. Leading driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted for trainer David Russo and sat patiently on the rail with the 11-...
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Posts drawn for Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
The draw for the 2015 edition of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer took place during the Tuesday night card of harness racing at Red Shores Charlottetown. Both of the elimination winners made massive splashes, with Trial #1 winner Crombie A setting a new CDP track record with a 1:50.3 score on Saturday night.   Crombie A is owned by Allard Racing Inc., Kapildeo Singh and Albert P...
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KY commission passes rule regulating cobalt

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has joined others in approving a rule to regulate cobalt. The commission took its action during its monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18. The new rule must now be approved via a legislative committee process.   The commission unanimously approved a rule that would institute penalties for horses testing over 25 ppb (parts per billion...
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Aaron Merriman heads to Red Mile for KYSS

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Round two of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) will take place Thursday night at The Red Mile, with single divisions for all eight divisions for 2 and 3 year olds. The races set the stage for Kentucky Super Night on Sunday, Aug. 30, with the eight finals worth $175,000 each. All four of last year's 2-year-old champions are back in action this year, including Cinnabar Hall, who won the 2014 2...
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Hugh Mitchell, Christine Magee join WEG board

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced the appointment of Christine Magee and Hugh Mitchell to its board of directors.   Mitchell is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Fair District in London, Ontario. He has served in many capacities in horse racing throughout his life including a term as WEG's Senior Vice President of Racing from 1999 to 200...
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All Ohio-sired card at Northfield Friday

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Fifteen divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colts and fillies of both gaits will be contested on Friday night (Aug. 21) at Northfield Park. Post time is 6 p.m. (EDT). A total of 125 freshman Standardbreds -- 58 trotters and 67 pacers -- passed the Northfield Park entry box to vie for $40,000 in each division. Seven races of diagonally-gaited 2-year-olds (four colt and three filly heats) ...
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Smedshammer wins with 2YO Tbred at Saratoga

on 08/19/2015 2:00 AM
Athough trainer Trond Smedshammer has won more than 1,000 races over the years, including the Hambletonian and other major stakes, he said it was a totally different feeling watching his 2-year-old Thoroughbred Pagan win in his career debut on Monday at Saratoga.   "I was at home watching it and I had no idea what to expect,” Smedshammer told harnessracing.com Tuesday afterno...
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